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tonight, with abc's john schriffen leading us off. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. power poles snapped like twigs in arkansas. and this pickup truck in southern illinois, struggling just to clear a path. the winter blast, now accounting for 15 deaths. most of them on the nation's roads, where black ice led to accident after accident. >> i lost count of the number of cars i've seen in the ditch. i saw a jackknifed tractor trailer. i saw a horse trailer that was turned over. >> reporter: today, the northeast was digging out. this man spent hours trying to rescue his car here in syracuse. what is it like dealing with this much snow? >> a lot of agony. a lot of back breaking. >> reporter: mother nature is also wreaking havoc in the skies. today alone, close to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlines plane skidded off the runway, getting stuck in the mud. 129 passengers evacuated safely. >> tower southwest 4695. >> 4695. >> we just made your day very exciting, at least ours is going to be. we just taxied off t
your morning commute. amber lee begins our coverage. she's live in san rafael and is telling us it's been raining off and on there for several hours. >> reporter: we're in downtown san rafael where it's raining right now. people are out and about. and they're preparing for the storm even though the storm is not expected to pack a punch. these sandbags are staying put. they say the storm flooded sunday morning and hope this round of rain will not cause any additional problems. >> are you worried about the afternoon? >> hopefully it won't be that bad. >> this is where we keep all our rain boots, rain suits. >> reporter: inside the store there's what's called a rain room. tonight some shelves need restocking. there's been a shortage on tarps and repair supplies. >> they will wait, when it happens you will see them comeing in in droves. >> reporter: this kindergarten teacher says he's learned his lesson he's finally bought his rain gear tonight. >> got really wet actually. so much i got sick over the weekend as well. just being out and about. >> reporter: we saw the thomas family putti
. >> absolutely. >> eliot: robert reich professor at u.c. berkeley. thank you for joining us. >> thanks, eliot. >> eliot: that's "viewpoint" for tonight. have a great [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, hey, hello everybody. it is tuesday. >> >> bill: hey, everybody. wednesday morning, december 19th. good to see you today. welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv coming to you live from our nation's capitol with all of the big stories of the day all of the big news of the day on the fiscal cliff front and on the gun control front as well as what's happening in syria and other news around the current tree and around the globe. we will take your calls at 866-55-press. the president has made a big compromise, raising the tax cuts to the first $400,000 dropping the payroll tax holiday and, get this cutting social security benefits. wait a minute. i thought social security was not going to be on the table. he promised us that. has the president sold us down the river already? 0, man. lots to talk about. but first, we get the latest. today's c
. >> the american civil liberties union does not believe that the emmy account shares of what also use a remote control aircraft spots on local residents. kron fours reporter has the story. >> you may not see it as it flies over your home or backyard recording your every move. that is what is alleged that could happen if the element sheriff's office is allowed to use strong. >> this is video of the shares office introducing the public to the aircraft in october. this was said about the drought and privacy concerns back then. >> search and rescue missions bonds what caused, persons with firearms, rule areas that are not easily assess why patrol cars. those kinds of situations. we have at robots and our bomb squad and swat teams were 10 years. they are remote controlled we do not rows down the streets of a people. >> the documents obtained by the aclu which approved $31,000 in grant money for the drop says, the aerial units will be used for " intelligent and information sharing and dissemination planning. >> in another document referring to the drones on the alameda county sheriff's office, " ded
in make a couple of months ago. police have confirmed that no one lived here and they let us come this house and what we saw was wall-to-wall marijuana plants. here's a look at what police found shortly after 3:00 a.m. 300 harvested marijuana plants in every room of the house. police initially responded because a neighbor called 911 saying it appeared the home was being burglar id -- burglarized. the people saw people loading property out of the house. people living nearby had no idea. >> it scares me. >> reporter: nobody suspected anything? >> nobody. >> reporter: >> reporter: police say the people responsible had even tampered with the wires of pg&e so the power company would not grow suspicious as to why so much power was going through the house. the fire department was called in for a short time because jugs of chemicals were found in the bathrooms and the fumes were overpowering for the officers. it determined those chemicals were fertilizers and firefighters keeped -- deemed it safe. police say the marijuana was worth about $100,000 on the streets. there were only stalks lef
our coverage. she's live in san rafael and is telling us it's been raining off and on there for several hours. >> reporter: we're in downtown san rafael where it's raining right now. people are out and about. and they're preparing for the storm even though the storm is not expected to pack a punch. these sandbags are staying put. they say the storm flooded sunday morning and hope this round of rain will not cause any additional problems. >> are you worried about the afternoon? >> hopefully it won't be that bad. >> this is where we keep all our rain boots, rain suits. >> reporter: inside the store there's what's called a rain room. tonight some shelves need restocking. there's been a shortage on tarps and repair supplies. >> they will wait, when it happens you will see them comeing in in droves. >> reporter: this kindergarten teacher says he's learned his lesson he's finally bought his rain gear tonight. >> got really wet actually. so much i got sick over the weekend as well. just being out and about. >> reporter: we saw the thomas family putting christmas decora
. and not to mention the stock market, we all know that investors do not like uncertainty. so really hitting us from all sides. >> it's like we have one foot over the cliff already. >>> did you give thought to the "fiscal cliff" when doing your christmas shopping? many americans did because cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us retail numbers weren't good. >> reporter: i'm at union square which is mobbed. it's swinging. i spent the day here and it didn't get active until a couple of hours ago and as i look around, i don't see a lot of people with bags. i'm not sure they're shopping. but the retailers really hope they will because because they are in a lot of hurt. susan wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school massacre were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >>
in snow. she shows us the tricks she used to survive and how she managed to escape. >>> and we asked, is it real or is it fake? that video of an eagle snatching up a baby, blowing up so fast. grabbing more than 16 million views in two days. it worked. but, yes, it's a hoax. this morning, we go straight to the source to learn the secrets of how they did it. >>> good morning, america. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. paula faris in today. i'm surrounded. this is great. >> george's angels. >> that's right. >> and by the way, i knew it was a hoax. i knew that eagle wasn't grabbing that baby. >>> we have a lot to get to today. including the fiscal cliff showdown. talks have broken down. house republicans are going to push a fallback plan today. they're trying to make sure that taxes don't go up for anyone making under $1 million. will it help or hurt the negotiations? >>> and president obama front and center on the gun control debate, promising yesterday quick action. we'll show you how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety in
, it's not raining now but there's a one system in the pipeline that will give us some rain. we'll tell you how much. >>> a chp patrol car flips over during a high speed chase in the east bay. what we've just learned about injuries. >> reporter: we're live in the castro district where the u.s. supreme court is deciding on gay marriage. what they may or may not decide today. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm core tori campbell -- tori campbell bell. tori-- tori campbell. topping our news, three storms have battered the reason gin since wednesday morning. all of the rain and wind we've had, still causing sob problems this morning even though -- some problems this morning even though it's clear outside. we begin our storm coverage with ktvu's alex savidge. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of repair work to do out here. la fayette creek runs underneath this street. it flooded. that's us what caused the roadway to -- that's what caused the roadway to collapse. crews will be using this heavy equipment to execute the sinkhole created yeste
>>> 6:00 wet wednesday thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. let's find out where the rain is. >>> let's star in the east bay around concord, pleasant hill, walnut creek, lafayette whole highway 24 corridor, moderate to heavy rain in stretches back to berkeley, oakland, alameda down to san leandro, golf links road getting wet, as you head towards broadway terrace getting wetback to san francisco better radar returns around castro street and delores and mission streets to the ocean and then off the ocean that's where that wave is that we talked about yesterday, now developing and what concerns me about in wave it is slowing the forward progress of this cold front and starting to train echoes that means we are having waves of moderate to heavy rain roll over the same areas two or three or four times now and that's going to create flooding. good news the winds are very light now so hopefully the trees can hold on. the rain is heaviest during the morning, then scattered showers for the afternoon. you are going to deal with the worst of it now through 9:00. >>> ro
some other means to avert the fiscal cliff before that deadline, and tomorrow, may give us a glimmer of hope but as i said, the white house does not consider this a breakthrough, but everyone is and will be talking. >> glor: major garrett at the white house. thank you. all of this uncertainty is already affecting the economy. today, a closely watched business group reported consumer confidence has declined for a second straight month, a sign americans may continue to hold back on spending. consumers won't like what they see at the supermarket if congress doesn't pass a new farm bill by january 1. milk prices could double to $7 a gallon or higher. john blackstone tonight explains why. >> who wants milk? >> me! >> reporter: with four children, the rasmussen family of los angeles drinks about five gallons of milk a week. if congress fails to pass a farm bill, they may end up spending an extra $120 a month on milk. that has dad sean rasmussen worried. >> we will not cut back on milk. they have to have their milk. we might have to cut elsewhere. >> reporter: without new legislation, gover
overlooking sausalito. >> best we can tell you is that most of us survived this latest wave of storms unscathed. there have been more than a few. we tracked some of them down, today. here is a question. if a giant oak crashes down and no one hears it does the tree make a sound? if it close that's road five hours, is a nuisance? katie kerr two who found the fallen tree would give us a resounding yes. but she's positive... >> it could be snow. that would be worse. >> could have fought faulen on the car. >> yes. really. disaster. >> sonoma county has a program to trim the!!9u overhanging branches of the road-hugging trees but can't get all of them. four have fallen in four days. tangled remains of this one looked like surewood forest. now to southern marin. yet another tree fell across sausalito boulevard. residents heard that one. and they have had three down now and more trees to follow. >> all right. we lost wayne's audio there. i think we got the gist of the story. a three-car accident closed three roads and it was a nightmare on the bridge traffic wise backed up into the city. chp
to prevent flooding. >> i'm hearing wednesday, thursday next week there is another system coming in giving us the opportunity too catch up and clean the city storm drain systems to prevent problems in the future. >> public works says eight, two-person crews working around the clock. the supervisor says he's not seen this much saturation in probably 15 years. now, they're catching a little bit of a breather until heading into the next rain he venlt. abc 7 news. >> john, thank you. >> as you heard, more rain is on the way after a brief, but pleasant dry spell. >> yes. spencer christian is away. now, accuweather updates. >> looking at live doppler 7 hd, clear skies, a few high, thin clouds moving through. we do have our live doppler 7 hd will be tracking a storm soon with national weather service down in monterey bay. the storm going to be coming in from northwest. we'll see affects of it as early as tomorrow evening so 4:00 p.m. friday, you can see cloud cover increasing. rain lines still up in cue kaia. you'll notice rain starts+.p shift around coastal areas and in, locally by 11:00 p.m. notic
are here with us, i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. is there more rain on the way? >>> it going to be tomorrow into wednesday, starting off monday morning quiet good morning here's a look at live doppler 7 hd, radar return not rain just interference don't worry about that it is dry this morning, cloudy mid to upper 40s around the bay, partly sunny and mid 50s to around 60, mild at 4:00. inland starting off in the low to mid 40s, mid to upper 50s by 4:00 at the coast not going to be very breezy, calm for you guys, cool morning 46 to 50 top out with a dry afternoon, 54 to 57. here's sue. >>> we have our first reports of an accident heading into san francisco, first reported near candlestick now chp is updating that saying north 101 at third, partially blocking right lane you may see slow traffic heading into the city. let's look at the waze app, 101 through petaluma into novato spotters are reporting fog visibility could be affected. download this app to get around your commute, free on the apple app store and google play. >>> 6:02. breaking news near livermore two chp officers in
of the mess. all muni lines are back on track. muni told us that this was caused by a power outage they had last night. the electrical problem happened as commuters were headed home. there was a blown transformer on van ness. >> it was damaged from water. >> computers were down in the subway. we waited and they never tell you how long it's going to be. >> reporter: the whole restoration is ahead of schedule. originally the n and j lines were supposed to be delayed this morning but when we spoke to a muni spokesman on the phone they say crews restored power about 1:30 this morning and find the electrical short in order to get all lines back and running before the big commute. now, they also had a lot more on their hands last night at church and market. muni dealt with another major problem. a woman in a wheelchair was hit by the f market line and taken to the hospital with life- threatening injuries. we don't know her condition this morning. police are investigating. as for what caused that electrical problem last night, originally muni thought it had something to do with storm damage. but t
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us to be here to work and we're not. >> reporter: real deadlines are approaching. 2 million americans out of work for more than six months start losing their jobless benefits tomorrow and the nation runs out of borrowing authority to finance our $16 trillion debt on monday. the treasury department says it can use extraordinary measures to avert default until february extraordinary, that's a word that might apply to this entire fiscal cliff situation. >> major garrett, thank you very much. >>> republican senator bob corker of tennessee has offered proposals in recent weeks to break the stalemate in congress. senator, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, jeff good to be with you. >> are we going over the cliff? >> well it depends on what that means. i think 98% of the people in our country can be assured that at some point over the next short period of time, their income taxes are going to be the same but this congress as you know has been more prepared than any to deal with the big issues our nation faces and what you're seeing is a lack of cou
more from the president. and our political analyst michael yaki will give us his take on today's developments. >> catherine: there's rain on the way this holiday weekend. this is a live look from our camera on mount tam. and a look at downtown san francisco. i'm here in the weather center with jacqueline bennet -- where is the wet weather? >> jacqueline: we are still getting some return on the radar but it is still too dry for the rain to hit the ground. it will be moving and later. as we see this offshore and wider on the satellite & radar toward the tail end of this system is approaching the coast. it is just to the west of eureka. we can see this right. it will take a dive towards the south. but we could get some of this rainfall overnight. here is a lock on futurecast. the san mateo coastline, and-look on futurecast. with santa rosa, and san rafeal. it is going and coming back over the san mateo coast towards the coast. by ted o'clock, still showers in the north bay. and towards the east bay the showers will continue early saturday morning timing it out, coming up. >> cathe
, no tengo miedo. >> reporter: in spanish, cardova told us she was not afraid. >> she said i saw the bullet and i threw myself over them so it might hit me and not them. from her hospital bed today, cardova shows us where she was hit. the bullet missing her hurt. in spanish she told us she felt no pain, but felt bad about not being able to be with her children. >> yeah, pretty good mom. >> reporter: she's a pretty good mom? >> yes. >> reporter: today church members attended to show they're support. investigators say they are following leads but made no arrests. >>> coming up at 10:30, oakland police announce a plan to curve violence. the big name they're bringing in to try to make the streets safe again. >>> retired general norman schwarzkoft divide today of pneumonia. >> you all are better trained, you're better equipped, better led. believe it or not despite of mres you're better fed. but most of all you're a hell of a lot tougher than they are. >> reporter: general schwarzkoft led in kuwait in 1991. storming norman as he was known died at the age of 78. >>> general schwarzkopf is being
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told us that she heard a crashing sound. she believes this fire was done on purpose. >> she describes somebody threw something through the window, may have been a cocktail. i didn't see anyone. i saw the loud bang and flames after that. >> reporter: now, another family had to be evacuated. so more than half a dozen people total. the mother and son are staying with friends. this is about a block away from the b.a.r.t. station. luckily, no one was hurt and there's still no estimate on the damages. live from hayward, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:04. in oakland, fire crews went back to a scene they've been to before putting out yet another fire at a former appliance repair shop. now, it's happened there. in fact, it was a second fire there in just four months. arson investigators will be there later today to figure out how this fire started. coming up at 7:30, allie rasmus has been on this story since 4:30. we'll have the latest information. >>> 7:04. the san jose police department is now clarifying earlier statements about the weekend stabbing of a 14-year-old boy near a hol
it took us two hours from roseville to get here. >> reporter: john kaiser from danville made the drive so his family could do this, take in the snow and go sleeding. a long -- go sledding. a long drive means they will stay for a while. >> until it gets freezing, we will stay and then get in the car and go home. >> reporter: on the back of the tow truck was a car that just was towed. it looks like the car may have been in an accident. the people here who are heading up interstate 80 heading up over the summit, they will hit chain controls. right now, the chain controls are in effect from king vail over to truckee, so that's essentially the gap of interstate 08245 covers the summit. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the rain in the bay hear has had a big impact on the snow in the sierra. officials save the content of the snow pack is 146% of normal for this time of year. the snow pack provides a third of the water supply for homes, farms and industries in california. the first official snow survey is scheduled for next week. >>> a fatal accident closed pap lo road this afternoon. the
miedo? >> no, no tengo miedo. >> reporter: in spanish, cardova told us she was not afraid. >> she said i saw the bullet and i threw myself over them so it might hit me and not them. from her hospital bed today, cardova shows us where she was hit. the bullet missing her hurt. in spanish she told us she felt no pain, but felt bad about not being able to be with her children. >> yeah, pretty good mom. >> reporter: she's a pretty good mom? >> yes. >> reporter: today church members attended to show they're support. investigators say they are following leads but made no arrests. >>> coming up at 10:30, oakland police announce a plan to curve violence. the big name they're bringing in to try to make the streets safe again. >>> retired general norman schwarzkoft divide today of pneumonia. >> you all are better trained, you're better equipped, better led. believe it or not despite of mres you're better fed. but most of all you're a hell of a lot tougher than they are. >> reporter: general schwarzkoft led in kuwait in 1991. storming norman as he was known died at the age of 78. >>> general schwar
editor tom vacar joins us to detail what it will cost taxpayers. >> reporter: indeed, more than a cliff for some. >> reporter: for more and more americans, the fiscal cliff is being viewed as a failure of government. >> they are on vacation, doing whatever they are doing. they don't care. >> i just don't think they will ever come to an agreement. both parties are so far apart that there is no common ground. >> reporter: if you make between 50-60,000 deal, taxes go up $92 per bye-weekly pay check. most employers will wait for the irs and will continue to deduct at the current rate. >> supposed to be pub luck servants and we can't get a compromise going. what is the right term? >> a lot of times it seems you are not being represented. you have interests over riding the people's concerns. that is an example of what happens in congress. >> the lowest income folks' check will shrink by 3%. top earners 6%. that says nothing of loss deductions or other unknowns. >> political parties need to stop looking at their platforms and look at what is best for americas. >> reporter: coming at 6:00 p.m.
the bay area. picking up partly cloudy skies. most of us with gray skies and here is some of that last bit of rain. the system will push toward the south. seeing just a lit of bit of light rain over morgan hill. low snow level down to 3,000 feet. some of the mountains could pick up a dusting of snow. they could pick up an up much or two before it's done. backing up to see. here is the center of the storm. now west of monterey. it'll continue to sink south and taking the rain with it. for most of us it'll be a chilly one. temperatures right now in the 40s and it's breezy. what you can expect at this hour and what you can expect for the afternoon coming up. >> and happening now a high srf advisory along bay area beaches on the heels of the tragic death of a man and boy who were swept out to sea. we are live in pacifica with more onto precautions people need to take today. >> reporter: you can hear and see the roar of the waves here behind us. we are next to the pacifica pier. there is a high surf advisory in effect until ten tonight. the weather service is predicting swells as high as ten t
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thought about plotting a similar attack. he's posted an apology. stay with us for continuing coverage of the school'qmi shooting tragedy. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony will bring updates tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. you can sign up for breaking news arerts on 6 abc 7 news.com. >> turning to weather now, temperatures dropping this, is going to be one of the coldest nights of the year. >> yes. we're sure it's going to be a coldest night sh this season, so far, you can see skies are clear, later in the week, big concern is the cold. a freeze warning is in effect from 3:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. temperatures expected to drop in that area, freeze damage to crops and vegetation is a possibility. much of the remainder of the bay area is under frost advise riz from 3:00 to 8:00. low temperatures in those areas from upper 20s to mid-30s just above freezing in place that's will not be below freezing. sensitive outdoor plants may be at risk. now, how does this compare to the coldest night of the year? we're going to be cold but tonight in santa rosa. 21, january 17th, 19 in napa on that date. it wil
the holiday weekend. kron four's philippe djegal tells us how many were made here in the bay area. >> while you were in join the family and friends the c h p was busy cracking down on impaired driving. >> looking for drivers with the d.u.i. and things that cause crashes. >> the car and maximum enforcement with extra port officers. state-wide, 1060 drivers were a arrested for driving under the influence. last year, 980 worker arrested 40 you are light during the same period. >> last year, there were arrested, 980 there were arrested for d.u.i.. our focus on the law is increasing for the arrests. >> reporter: 151 in the bay area and also three crashes that resulted in deaths. a state-wide, 26 people died. that is up from 14 from last year. >> and it on your behind through we'll you want to get there, safely >> reporter: always use a designated driver and to always wear a seatbelt. refusing to do either will keep you a hefty fine. >> be courteous. we should be courteous anyway but typically, when you are more accommodating to your fellow motorists, you are usually safer. look out for everybody
criticism over her first response to the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. cbs news has learned susan rice privately began expressing doubts about her nomination to friends this week saying the attacks had reached a fevered pitch. then yesterday she had a phone conversation with president obama and withdrew her name from consideration as secretary of state. >> i would have been very honored to serve in that job, just as i'm delighted to do what i'm doing. but yes, sure how can you not want to in my field serve at the highest possible level? >> reporter: last night u.n. ambassador susan rice explained why she asked president obama not to consider her for secretary of state. in an op-ed she wrote, quote, a national security appointment, much less a potential one, should never be turned into a political football. there are far bigger issues at stake. on twitter she posted those of you who know me know that i'm a fighter, but not at th
. will that shield them from prosecution? >> probably. there is a technical violation. using a listening device and broadcasting that tape. maybe a fine. i don't think there will be serious prosecution here because it would be very tough to link the actual death to the prank. now you can link it as a moral matter. but as a legal matter, there needs to be a level of foreseeab foreseeablety. >> you have to look at it separately. look at the prank. the question comes, was the prank a legal violation? putting it entirely separate from the death? you can ask the question, was the prank a violation? the answer is, i'm sure they'll be able to find a technical one. same thing would happen here, by the way. if something like this happened here, everyone would look for licensing. >>> let's get the rest of the morning's headlines from josh. >> we begin with the fiery plane crash that appears to have taken the life of jen nirks rivera. invest garrets are trying to figure out why the plane vanished from radar moments after taking off. overnight, mexican television aired these grainy images, believed to be t
. as for downtown, city leaders tell us napas a years long project is two-thirds complete and believe those measures will protect the area. >> we're looking at our modeling and our flood project improvements and we're anticipating that what we have done to protect the community from flooding will keep the river in its banks within the city based on the projections of rainfall amounts. >> reporter: city leaders and member of the flood district will meet torte. if it rains more than expected they will open a emergency center to send out help wherever needed live in napa, lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the russian river is also creating avenuity for sonoma county residents where the river expected to get dangerously close to flood stage in the next few hours. ktvu's jade hernandez was in flood-prone guerneville and joins us live from a fire station in forestville. >> reporter: that is right, the roads are wet and there has been steady light rain since sundown. it appears threats of nearby guerneville are going to see how much rain they get before they start filling their own sandbags. they
. alex savidge joins us now from the crime scene on sacramento street. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, to you. lieutenant out here on scene told me it's much too early to say what the motive may have been for this deadly shooting. we do know a man was riding his bike here late last night when she was shot to death. you can see the investigation still ongoing. the shooting happened right outside of long fellow middle school. just about an hour ago we watched as the coroner took away the man's body. he hasn't yet been identified here. police were called out around 11:30. they got 911 calls about a bicyclist down on the sidewalk. officers arrived and quickly realized this man had been shot an eventually pronounced dead out here. homicide investigators are trying to find witnesses to this crime that can help piece together this homicide. >> obviously a loss of life is a significant thing. you can take every investigative step possible to catch whoever is responsible for this crime. >> reporter: the lieutenant told me he doesn't have any information on the shooter in this cas
trick. how to drive a car. get off the road. >> three, two, one. >> god bless us, every one. >>> nine weeks, officially over. >> snooki wants to give baby advice to kate middleton. her number one advice, find out advice to kate middleton. her number one advice, find out who the father is. captioning funded by cbs e to cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." headline out of washington, a lot of talk. not a lot of action. not surprisingly, the white house and congress remain far from any deal to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >> with just 27 days to go, republicans are not talking with the obama administration and the president is only talking on tv. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. yesterday at the white house there were vague references to conversations about the the fiscal cliff with congress iion republicans. i can confirm this morning through my sources here at the white house and on capitol hill that there were no substantive conversations or negotiations yesterday at all. no formal e-mails, to conversa
about what their marriage is going to be. >> the u.s. supreme court has said it will hear both cases, both proposition 8 case affecting california, and the defense of marriage act affecting everybody in the country. we expect a decision by june. mark matthews abc 7 news. >> right now in the south play bai, police trying to contact the owner of a youth consignment lot. we first brought you the story last night at 11:00. car owners are converging on sunnyvale motors looking for answers. the lot has been empty since sunday. the owner cannot be found. sunnyvale motors sold cars for owner who's turned over their pink slips. >> the car we're keeping. >> 40,000. >> 40,000s sndz. >> yes. >> they're in disbelief. they can't believe they've got swindled. it's sad listening to their story autos a mechanic says cars were towed off the lot on friday. the tow truck company told abc 7 news they're taken to auction. no charges have yet been filed against the owner. >> the police officer union says the department riched a dipping point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than
of us. mostly cloudy skies have off set the cooling and breezy in the hills. the offshore wind will help to drive the temperatures above average for the afternoon under mostly sunny skies. we have wet weather coming back. what i expect for today and we will have more in just a moment. >>> pg&e is working to restore power to hundreds in the south bay. it is in sunnyvale. we are live there with the dramatic car crash that caused it. christian? >> reporter: dramatic car crash and scene. you can see the top of the power pole down, in someone's backyard. if you look to the left, pg&e is on scene here. not a lot of work to try to repair the line and get it off the ground. they have to bring in a utility pole repair truck. initially, this pole down affected 1600 numbers. we are here it is down to 250 customers in the immediate area. it started after three this morning when a minivan crashed into a utility pole. it came down dragging cable. and telephone lines. the driver was able to walk away from the accident. it as potentially dangerous scene with live wires draped down on the road. >>> a nei
the burglars used a sledge hammer to break into the mall, because they left it behind. >>> drivers first noticed lights were out at about 7:30. caltrans tells us a main circuit breaker tripped. crews say they took care of the problem and that all the lights were back on just after 9:00 this evening. now to the south bay where santa clara sheriff's deputy took three people into custody. it ended right at the base of mount hamilton. sheriff department officials say deputies were suspicious of a white pickup truck so they checked the plates on the car and it came back as a stolen vehicle. the driver took off after being stopped but police eventually stoped the car and took everyone inside into custody. >>> right now we're getting word of developing news in east oakland where police are investigating a shooting just south of the oakland coliseum. we have a photographer on the scene collecting information and we will bring you details as soon as we learn them. >>> the word is now final, four fire stations will be closing. they slated to go dark next month. the county council voted unanimousl
the origin of the guns adam lanza used to kill so many. even though he and the others are gone. >> we are going to do everything that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence we examine every facet of it and conduct as many interview with everyone we need to do to paint a clear picture. >>reporter: at the same time process of burying all those who died has begun. services for first grader jack pinto held at local funeral home in newtown. attended by parents and their kids. some of them the 6-year-old best friends. they remembered his love of sports. >> he lakes to be playing. >> newtown is forever changed. we came today as teammate because that's who we are. we are here for the pintos. >>reporter: while the mourn earth's filled out of the church across the street a gesture of goodwill from someone 3000 miles away. a credit card number was phoned in offering to pay for everyone's coffee all day somebody from los angeles. >> she wanted to offer coffee that's how she can do it. >>reporter: something that simple helping the people of this town pick up and try to mo
cast 4. by 9:00 most of us in the bay area should be under cloudy conditions. the rain moves in to san rafael, that's moderate to heavy rainfall coming in around noon time. late this afternoon, widespread in the east bay. san jose, you'll probably get it later this afternoon and later this evening. by 4:00, it's widespread. i'm concerned about the potential for thunderstorms, downed power lines. these are all possible today because the storms could produce gusty conditions and we know the soil is already quite saturated from what we saw over the weekend with those storms. 6:00, heavy rain potential for oakland, hayward, fremont, redwood city. by 9:00 a lot of it pushes out of here south and east of town. looks like we'll be left with scattered showers. when i come back i'll talk about the rain and the 7-day forecast. here's george with the traffic. good morning. >> good morning, annie. merry christmas. it's an easy e around the bay area this morning. here's a pretty shot from the san mateo bridge. you can see how light the traffic is here. that's indicative of conditions around the ba
of the u-s house are set to return to washington on sunday -- just one day before the deadline to pass budget deal. if congress does not reach a fiscal deal before monday's deadline, automatic tax increases and steep spending cuts will take effect. an in depth look at where everything stands right now -- and we'll be talking live with our political analyst -- tonight at 5:30 >> breaking news. retired general norman schwarzkopf has died in tampa, florida. known as 'stormin norman' because of his explosive temper, he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19-91. he lived in retirement in tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in- chief of u-s central command. that is the headquarters responsible for u.s. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries. he was 78. no one was hurt. storm on the way. >> borrowers, that took out a loan. could possibly have found some issues. dan kerman turks of the story from there. >> reporter: many feeble and up in a storefront office, with a quick loan, like
'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me, get to keep all our tax breaks and then we're asking students to pay higher student loans. >> reporter: even so, democrats worry mr. obama might cave to republicans, their biggest fear, the president will do what he considered in 2011, raise the eligibility age for medicare, a top house democrat monday warned the white house to tread lightly. >> now that would save a lot of money for the federal government and look good on the balance sheet but he's not going to vote for it and i'm not going to vote for it. >> reporter: this is a big part of the story to come. if there's a deal that's a huge break-through but lawmakers still have to vote for it and democrats oppose large structural cuts to medicare and most republicans oppose income tax rates on the so-called wealthy. that's why lawmakers were told not to make big fiscal travel plans because the crisis could go to new year's eve. >> political director john dickerson joins us. how does a unionized state like michigan become a right to work state and what
or any changes they will make. we do know the burglars used a sledge hammer to break into the mall, because they left it behind. >>> drivers first noticed lights were out at about 7:30. caltrans tells us a main circuit breaker tripped. crews say they took care of the problem and that all the lights were back on just after 9:00 this evening. now to the south bay where santa clara sheriff's deputy took three people into custody. it ended right at the base of mount hamilton. sheriff department officials say deputies were suspicious of a white pickup truck so they checked the plates on the car and it came back as a stolen vehicle. the driver took off after being stopped but police eventually stoped the car and took everyone inside into custody. >>> right now we're getting word of developing news in east oakland where police are investigating a shooting just south of the oakland coliseum. we have a photographer on the scene collecting information and we will bring you details as soon as we learn them. >>> the word is now final, four fire stations will be closing. they slated to go dark
, it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on 12 / 12 / 12, i am pam cook. >> steve said you better get a coat and scarf? >> ladies are wearing boots if you want to be prepared well and for some of us it is not that cold but everything is coming out of the gulf of alaska and really, there is not a lot of rain with this but highs today are in the 50s. >>> right now, there is a little bit of wet weather on the roads and that means you might want to be careful. we have traffic which is getting busier by the minute, let's go back to the desk. >>> we have developing fuels just hours -- news just hours ago, a pickup truck went into a building where a small child was asleep. this is exclusive video from inside the house. a two-year-old girl was taken to the hospital and we are told she was not seriously hurt. joseph austin has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. and police are investigating after woman gave birth on a san francisco street and she was out begging for help. here is the latest on that woman and where was she going when sh
mateo bridge sal was telling us about is clear now. i'm looking at our ktvu.com traffic report t looks a little slow in the westbound -- report. it looks a little slow in the westbound direction. >>> was it justified? the man accused of pushing another man in the path of a subway? he may have an explanation. >>> and all of the squid beaching themselves on the coast in santa cruz. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. >>> some scattered showers out there. colder out there. highs today, only in the 50s. >>> 7:13. an attorney for the man charged with pushing another man onto a subway track right in front of an approaching train in new york city says his client's actions might be justified. the att
overnight at a reno hospital. yet the ski patrol used explosives to trigger the avalanche in a private area of the resort near lake tahoe. resort officials say the avalanche broke much higher and wider on the slope than expected burying foster in the snow. >>> we'll go to the sierra for updates on conditions there tonight as this latest storm bringing everyone more snow to the high country. you can get the latest weather conditions any time online or on your mobile device at ktvu.com. look for the link to storm tracker 2 near the top of the page. you can also follow us on twitter. we postupdates on the ktvu channel 2 facebook page. >>> police found dozens of shell casings on the ground where a man was shot and killed. neighbors told our photographer that they heard multiple gunshots. police say they found a man on the street and he died on the way to the hospital. the coroner's office has not yet released the victim's name. >>> a woman is recovering tonight after being hit when stray bullets pierced the wall of her church in oakland. it happened as some 100 worshipers attended evening servi
. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutors say he's a first class felon, stole 3,000 pieces of mail information from that mail for credit cards, got 'em then went shopping. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and put my name on it and got a credit card >> it is sad because they are trusted to handle those things. it is bad enough people are stealing packages off porches, now you have to worry about the postal service, disheartening. allegedly gave credit cards to at least three of his friends. he appears in video at a target store using stolen credit cards, natan has pleaded not guilty he's being held on $150,000 bail. he will be in court today. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-run at twin peaks will be back in court
later pronounced deceased. >> reporter: the waves do go real high. >> reporter: rescuers led us down this steep side. >> i don't know if it was the high tide that caused the accident. we're trying to get information out to the public, know your tides, know your limits and go out there with a good plan. >> reporter: investigators say at least one other person was with the victims and was able to get out of the surf and call 911. it's not clear how long they were in the water. around the same time of the emergency we heard from surfers about the surf conditions. >> some people went out there and got some beer in the face but they got out okay. >> reporter: their coast guards made 70 saves rescuing penal -- rescuing people out of the water this year alone. investigators will investigate what happened in this case. >>> we're back on storm watch tonight after a dry day yesterday. here's a live lo at the golden gate bridge. you can see the rain has already moved back in leaving rain drops on our camera and dampening the roadway on the golden gate bridge. we want to check in with mark tamay
. the proposal is to use some money from the regional transit authority for a five-month pilot program next year. san francisco supervisors are already behind the proposal. >>> so how are all the muni problems affecting service? gianna, probably not all that bad since it's running. >> that's right. since power has been restored to muni metro everything is back on track so we are not hearing of delays or problems. things should be free-flowing and good news because typically the morning commute is in full swing within the next half hour. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries all on time so no troubles on mass transit this morning. bay bridge today on the lower deck we have roadwork expected at 7:45 this morning. that will extend to about 1 p.m. this afternoon. one lane will be closed on the lower deck of the bay bridge so expect delays later on. right now no delays on the bridge. traffic very quiet. also as you work your way along 101 here's live ak at conditions if you are headed towards sfo out of san francisco, traffic clear through the peninsula. no delays along 280 looking good there, a
helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates are worried its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that ess obtained showed his true plan is to use a drone for spying for surveillance intelligence gathering. this is spying. >> the sheriff clearly is working to secretly unleash a drone on alameda county. >> reporter: although the sheriff's office had agreed to wait until a hearing before the public protection committee to decide this issue, it suddenly ended up on the county board of supervisors agenda for approval. the undersheriff says it was a clerical error and the item was pull. -- was pulled. as for how the drone will be used, the undersheriff admits it's a gray area. >> there are no hard and fast rules. in fact, currently, the faa hasn't even issued their final rules on using these. >> reporter: it's not just privacy advocates who are cautious. there's a
flores, will let us now how long it should last. >> good afternoon, tori. an hour and a half ago, the water from the pier here, and making it inaccessible. they are here bringing a lot more water to the bay and beaches. >> reporter: normally the entrance to pier 14 along the embarcadero would be lower. >> i have never seen anything proximate mating this. >> -- approximating this. >> it is amazing. >> reporter: the king tides are back. they say the yearly occurrence is caused by graphational pull by the sun and moon and will cause a rice in sea level with the bay and beaches. >> it will cause a difference. >> reporter: the king tides are expected to last until friday. they have taken notice. this was a picture taken late november and this is what it looks like today. joe was surprised to see it while walking the dogs. >> i am here every day and it is low. it is not this high except for when the storm came and sunny day like this. it doesn't look right. >> reporter: they are not associated with the climate change but they hope people will take pictures and show the effects of glob
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